Lodging & Meals
Maine Maritime Academy opens its residence halls to groups using their campus for events during the summer months and accommodates dining needs at their main dining hall. The Downeast Spiritual Life Conference is pleased to offer rooms at the Curtis Hall dormitory to conference participants and meals at the Harold Alfond Student Center. Reservations can only be made through the conference registration site, not through the academy.
A limited number of dormitory rooms with two single beds are available Thursday through Saturday in Curtis Residence Hall. Rooms include two single beds each, all accessible by elevator or stairs, linens, daily cleaning of the bathrooms, trash removal and fresh towels. However, bed-making and straightening of the room is the responsibility of the guests. Linens include a flat sheet, fitted sheet, blanket, pillow and pillowcase. Guests may bring their own linens, towels, pillows and sleeping bags if they wish. Bathroom facilities are located outside the guest rooms and are shared by either six rooms (“community” for $50/night), two rooms (“semi-private” for $60/night) or private (bath not shared for $80/night). Laundry rooms are available on each floor and laundry cards may be purchased in the Curtis Hall main lobby. Please contact a conference coordinator if you have special room requirements.
If you’re looking for other places to stay or dine in Castine or the surrounding area, follow the links below. These links also provide dining, entertainment offerings and event schedules.
- Town of Castine, Maine Business Listings
- Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
- Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
- Downeast Maine Online
- Maine Office of Tourism
- Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce
A short-list of local lodging in Castine includes:
Participants may either eat at a local restaurant or take advantage of meals in the Maine Maritime Academy dining hall. Breakfast is available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning ($8), lunch on Friday and Saturday ($12), and Dinner on Friday and Saturday nights ($12). The conference has arranged for reduced pricing for meal vouchers purchased at registration. The meals are served cafeteria style and include all-you-can-eat of a variety of fresh foods designed to fit your needs. While “walk-ins” are welcome to eat in the cafeteria, they will not be able to take advantage of the reduced conference prices. The main dining hall is located in the Harold Alfond Student Center, which is walking distance from other campus buildings. If you would prefer to eat elsewhere, the Castine town site provides a list of local restaurants, grocery stores, pubs, bakeries and variety stores.